Support Small Businesses

In 2021, SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) accounted for 99.9%* of the UK business population and 60%* of total UK employment. Now, more than ever is the time to support small and local businesses. We are celebrating Small Business Saturday on December 3rd and want to take this opportunity to

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Celebrating South Yorkshire’s Sustainability

September 22nd marked a momentous moment in the economic history of the South Yorkshire region. From small start-ups and voluntary organisations to large B2B enterprises and more, all eyes turned to a leading-edge initiative that would permanently rewrite how we think about doing business here in the North and beyond.

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Would you buy a second hand kitchen?

Are you considering buying a second hand kitchen but not sure where to start? This month our CEO and founder Rob Cole sat down with Georgina Townshend, acting editor of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms magazine and Helen Lord, Founder and Director of the Used Kitchen Exchange to record a podcast

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Sustainability awards sponsor

Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens is excited to be one of the sponsors of the first-ever South Yorkshire Sustainability Awards which are set to take place on 22nd September 2022. Now that the race to net zero becomes ever more crucial, these inaugural awards will recognise and reward the businesses, organisations and

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World Refill Day

We’ll be celebrating World Refill Day along with thousands of others on Thursday 16th June! World Refill Day is a global campaign to reduce plastic pollution by encouraging people to refill and refuse. The event is championed by Refill UK. What is Refill UK? Refill UK is an initiative that

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Winner: Inspirational Women Award 2022!

Congratulations to our fantastic MD Zoe who won the Elizabeth Parkin Award for Entrepreneurship at the Inspirational Women of Sheffield Awards last night! The award was sponsored by Acclaimed Family Law and presented by Michelle Cooper. Zoe was nominated alongside some of the region’s fantastic inspirational women across various fields,

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Blum close-up: a day at the HQ

Do you ever get excited when a supplier’s values truly match your own? Our team had a recent trip to the Blum UK headquarters for a Blum experience day to learn about their latest products and designs and found exactly that. Sustainability It was particularly interesting to learn about Blum’s approach

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Contract win to supply Sky House Co

We’re excited to have won our first business-to-business contract to supply kitchens for 22 new homes in Sky-House Co’s latest carbon-neutral development in Rotherham. Following on from their multi-award nominated Sky-House Phase 01 development at Waverley, Phase 02 by Sky-House is a design-led eco-friendly concept, with signature rooftop gardens. Zoë

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14th Anniversary: business growth

Having just celebrated our 14th anniversary, a significant milestone in the company’s history, we have been reflecting on how far the business has come since Rob Cole founded it in his spare bedroom back in 2008. Now a team of 24, we have seen challenges over the past year but

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Business milestones

2021 was a challenging but exciting year for Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens when it comes to business milestones. Our team grew to 23 people and we started to deliver sustainable kitchens and bathrooms to homes across the UK. We also won two business awards – the Planet Saver award at the

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We won!

We are proud to be the winners of the Planet Saver award at the Sheffield Business Awards 2021. It is amazing and we are truly delighted to be recognised for the sustainable spaces we create and our sustainable approach to business, particularly at the end of another long year for

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Sheffield Business Awards 2021

We’re very proud to have been nominated for the Sheffield Business Awards 2021 in the category “Planet Saver”. We have been named along with a string of fantastic businesses in the Shefield City Region, all of whom are spearheading sustainability, in a variety of ways. Winners of all the awards

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BBC Look North reports…

Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens was delighted to host BBC Look North to talk about Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone, which has recently been approved by Sheffield City Council. Sales manager Zoe Loveday spoke to BBC broadcast journalist Ian White about the implications for Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens and other SMEs in the city.

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Speaking up on Sky News

This week our sales manager Zoë attended the Sky News Big Ideas Live event at the Magna Science Centre in Rotherham. The event explored the challenges facing the economy as we emerge from the pandemic with a panel of speakers discussing the topic across the day. One segment focused on

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Winner: Sheffield Star Small Business Award

Very proud to be named a winner at the Sheffield Star Small Business Awards, in the category “Social Responsibility”.  Our team has worked incredibly hard through challenging times over the last couple of years. We are very grateful to have recognition for the effort we put in to our socially

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Does skip waste get recycled?

We often get asked by clients what happens to their skip waste once it has left their property – is it recycled? As a business, Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens recycles as much waste as possible. That is why we choose local business Fletchers Waste Management for so many of our projects.

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Sheffield Star Small Business Awards

We’re very proud to have been named as finalists in the Sheffield Star Small Business Awards 2021. We have been nominated in two categories: “Social Responsibility” and “Environmental Impact”. The awards, launched in 2018, recognise the small businesses in Sheffield with fewer than 50 employees and less than £10m turnover.

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Celebrating 12 months as a Living Wage employer!

We are celebrating one year as a Living Wage employer! The Living Wage Foundation is an organisation that campaigns for the concept that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. As a company, Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens strongly believes that we have a responsibility to support our employees. Embracing

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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an initiative that aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and encourages people to reduce everyday single-use plastic. Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond the month of July. To celebrate the month, we

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How to go plastic free in your kitchen

This month we are celebrating Plastic Free July. Plastic Free July is a key initiative that aims to raise awareness of plastic pollution and encourages people to reduce everyday single-use plastic. Millions of people across the globe take part every year, with many committing to reducing plastic pollution far beyond

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Why we champion reusable bottles

A shocking 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across the UK each year, resulting in substantial amounts of single-use plastic waste. A reusable water bottle takes less oil to produce, replaces all the plastics that you would have used and thereby reduces your carbon footprint. Choosing reusable bottles helps reduce

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Awards Finalists

We are honoured to have been shortlisted for two awards by the trade publication “Kitchen and Bathroom Update”, whose annual awards are entered by a wide range of businesses across the kitchen and bathroom industries. We have been named as finalists in two categories: Best Independent Kitchen Retailer and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Which timbers are best for your new kitchen?

Want to know the best timbers for your new kitchen? This month we chatted to our senior site manager Mark about his favourite types of wood and why they are beneficial to use in the kitchen. Mark was born and raised in Sheffield before he moved to Canada when he

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KBB Review podcast with Rob Cole

How to be a sustainable kitchen retailer Managing director Rob Cole is proud to be the featured guest on the KBB Review podcast this month. Host Andrew Davies interviews him about being a sustainable – and successful – kitchen retailer. Having founded Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens in 2008, Rob talks about

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Customer Referral Scheme

If you are a previous customer of ours, you may already be aware of our customer referral scheme. If you aren’t, keep reading and we will explain it to you! At Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens, a growing local independent business, we are grateful for the support of our loyal clients. We

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Kitchen-diner in Birmingham

Beautiful kitchen-diner We recently completed this beautiful kitchen-diner in Birmingham, featuring a lovely combination of materials. Our clients asked us to redesign the layout of their kitchen-diner, to make the space work better for them. We made some significant changes, which involved adding bi-fold doors and changing windows and doors. Both

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Winner: Best of Service Award

We are proud to announce that we have won the “Best of Service 2021” award by the leading property showcase website Houzz. The award is recognition for the hard work our team puts into producing dream spaces for our clients and our customer service. We would like to thank our

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Behind The Scenes of Ugly House

This blog post will give you a glimpse into all the behind the scenes action and some of the creative process that went into our “Ugly House” kitchen project. We worked with architects CE+CA Studio and Amazing Productions to create a fabulous family kitchen. The project was part of a

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Filming Ugly House to Lovely House

Behind the Scenes This week we’ve been finishing off the sustainable kitchen project we have been working on for George Clarke’s Ugly House to Lovely House. Our family kitchen design has come together really well as part of the whole house renovation by CeCa Studio Architects, which has transformed the

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Living Wage Accreditation

Very proud to announce that we are now officially an Accredited Living Wage Employer, committing to a long-term investment in our team based on our company values and beliefs. Our Living Wage commitment means that all our staff receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30, which is significantly higher than

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